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An Opulent Temple at the Foot of Manhattan Bridge

Written by Melissa Berman on . Posted in Breaking News

With shiny roasted ducks hanging in restaurant windows, bank signs boasting both English and Hanzi lettering and tai chi practitioners and mahjong players filling the parks, a jaunt through Chinatown feels like a travel adventure. But perhaps nowhere in the neighborhood transports you to a uniquely Chinatown experience as much as stepping through the doors [&hellip
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Following the Garden Path in the East Village

Written by Melissa Berman on . Posted in Breaking News

In the 1970s, when an economic crisis saw the city—especially less affluent neighborhoods like the East Village—falling apart, something beautiful began popping up amidst the vacant lots and demolition sites. It was in this time that the seeds were planted, literally, for a community garden movement that today boasts 39 plots of varying sizes throughout [&hellip
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A Slice of the West Village

Written by Melissa Berman on . Posted in Breaking News

If you find yourself strolling down historic Bedford Street in the West Village on the lookout for No. 75, don’t walk too fast—an extra step or two and you just might miss the skinniest townhouse in New York. The iconic 1873 structure at 75 1/2 Bedford measures 9 feet across, just shy of the 18-foot [&hellip
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